Book Review: L.A. Reid’s ‘Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who’s Next’

When it comes to the music industry, Antonio “L.A.” Reid has carved out a career so amazingly impressive that few can—or ever will—match. Through TLC, Outkast, Usher and dozens of others, Reid’s knack for discovering diverse talent is so extraordinary […]

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XSO: Why Not?

The smell of cheesesteaks and the promise of the Philadelphia winter provided the perfect background as the ladies of XSO nestled in

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five

From “The Message” to “Chains”: Hip-Hop’s Role in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

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Hip-hop music has a long history of shedding light on social inequalities. The early days

Boyz II Men. Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns

The Perfect Kiss and Make-Up Jams

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We've all been there. We've screwed up really, really badly. We've hurt the one

Mavado_Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest 2008’s Top 5 Music Festivals in the Caribbean

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The Caribbean is one


Usher – My Baby Just Cares For Me (Nina Simone Cover)

Video By For RCA’s forthcoming six-song tribute album, Nina Revisited: A Tribute To Nina Simone, Usher

BET Honors

Recap: 2015 BET Honors

Viewers received an all-star access pass to watch their favorite African American luminaries and recognize their contributions and accomplishments in music, theater, education, and

Beyonce-2014’s Christmas Wish List: What We Want Under Our Tree

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and we’ve got our hearts set on some unique presents for underneath the tree. Sure, lots of people

Rashaad Newsome (2)_Courtesy of SELECT

You Don’t Have to Be an Art Lover to Go to Art Basel 

[caption id="attachment_28231" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Rashaad Newsome (2)_Courtesy of SELECT[/caption] Celebrities flock here.  Art lovers clamor for pieces.  Struggling artists can go mainstream with a single showing. But

Usher 2014

Usher: The Godson of Soul

Charming, talented, suave, business savvy, and full of debonair are the words that come to mind when thinking about multi-platinum superstar, Usher Terry Raymond IV. 

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